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Officer in Distress

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Brent Jex, West Jordan narcotics detective and president of the Utah State Fraternal Order of Police

The story of a West Jordan narcotics detective dealing with years of grief, guilt, and trauma from the job, and the fear that kept him from getting help. Matt Canham of the Salt Lake Tribune joins us.

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You hear stories of crippling PTSD that soldiers can face after returning from combat. But there are also professions facing similar mental health issues right here at home. In a series for The Salt Lake Tribune, Matt Canham profiles West Jordan Detective Brent Jex, who struggled with grief and guilt after the death of a fellow officer. It nearly destroyed his own life. Canham joins us to talk about the heavy toll of law enforcement and emergency work and the barriers to finding help.

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